You never know where you'll find inspiration.
I had a block of time this week and I knew I wanted to do some gelatin printing and use the prints to collage a quick series of postcards.
All I could picture were the black and blue postcards I made in January, which I loved, but I didn't want to repeat myself. I wanted to do something similar, but in a different color palette.
Yet it was like no other colors existed in the universe.
I had the time and the desire, but no new ideas.
Not even my go-to colors of orange and turquoise were doing it for me.
I looked down into my scrap basket, and there was a wrapper from a candy bar Gina sent me last month (which I shared with Mandy on the plane to San Francisco, and then proceeded to carry the wrapper around with me for the next 10 days because heaven forbid one throw away such beautiful collage fodder.)
Little did I know how useful it would be.
These are not colors I use.
And I certainly never use them together.
But there they were beckoning to me through my barren wasteland of lost inspiration, so out came the purple/brown/yellow paints.
Here's the resulting series of cards:
|(stupid wrinkle! I've got a terrible glue shortage in my house right now and I resorted to mod podge. UGH!) (if you don't mind profanity and want to pee your pants laughing, go read Lynn's Late Night Rant About Glue.)|
I kind of feel like some of them aren't done.
Some need a focal point. Or the elements need to be better integrated with each other. Or they need more irreverent text.
On the other hand this was intended to be a quick series, not a "sit around for weeks while I wring my hands" series.
So maybe they are done after all.
I think the answer will become clear after some more chocolate.